A study suggests that the police officers with body-worn cameras is more often in the middle of violent situations as being accountable for the recorded data helps to cool down potentially volatile encounters. Along with security, these cameras find their use in a combination of circumstances including recording lectures of a professor, recording yourself or your surroundings during travel, camping and hiking.
The following article lists the best body cameras that you can buy today.
10. Blueskysea Body Cam ($139.96)
This 1080P body-worn camera features night vision. The unit enables recording video in 1080P and is lightweight and portable. You can easily wear this on your body for hands-free working. It has a 4X zoom function and 2 inches digital LCD. This unit is splash resistant and has a button activated laser pointer. The 32GB built-in memory allows you to record stuff without worrying about the memory getting full. It has a rechargeable battery and can connect and stream via HDTV. It features durable construction and easy file sharing method.
9. Pyle Body Cam ($249.99)
This body-worn security camera comes with an integrated GPS and night vision. The unit has a rechargeable battery and 16GB internal memory. It allows audio, and video recording in high-definition 1080 P. This lightweight, portable and versatile camera displays location data at the time of recording and can snap up to 16 MP high-resolution images. It comes with a detachable micro-pocket camera and a microphone. You can instantly playback captured media files. The unit is splash-proof and is readily connected to HDTV. It has an auto-standby capability and 4 X digital zoom.
“This camera is just jam packed with features. Let’s start with some of the specs. It is a full 1080P video camera, it can also take 16M still pictures, and it can do the clear audio recording. It also comes with an external microphone and an external camera. The external camera is about the size of a silver dollar, and much less conspicuous than having the central device hanging from your shirt pocket or wherever. The primary appliance, of course, has a view screen, and its camera is a wider angle camera than the external one. The primary device has a laser pointer to indicate where the camera is pointed, so you don’t have to run the display screen. The display screen turns off automatically after a couple of minutes to save power. It can be reactivated with a button press. Both cameras have infrared capability, with infrared illuminators for night use. One of my favourite features is the key fob. You can activate video or audio recording or take still photos from a distance. I have found that the key fob is easier to control the device than feeling for the various buttons while I am wearing it. It comes with a large and small belt clip for the primary device, and the remote camera and microphone also have clips for attaching them to your lapel.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Epcom Body Cam ($229.99)
This 1080P, 5.0M, 30Fps camera is a night vision product. The unit has a viewing angle of 170 degrees and 1.5 “TFT. You can record 2 MP @ 30 IPS. It is password-protected, so you need to decrypt to access the files and recordings. It features a 1000 mAh battery capacity and can connect via mini HDMI and mini USB. The unit measures 71mm X 58mm X 30mm.
“I love this camera. It is very durable and seems to be water resistant. I’ve used it on patrol and in inclement weather, and it worked perfectly. The picture is clear and is in HD. Very satisfied.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. PatrolEyes Body Cam ($299.00)
This high-definition infrared night vision body cam has 16GB inbuilt memory with the ability to record full-angle views. The built-in 850 nm high-intensity, dual infrared LED can be turned ON and OFF with the push of a button. The optional PTT walkie-talkie feature with cable is sold separately. The unit flaunts an extended battery life of 8 hours on a single charge with 480 P resolution. It has a 2-inch colored LCD screen with built-in speaker.
“Outstanding video and audio quality even on the lowest setting. Instruction manual could use some improvement and unfortunately the battery won’t last an entire 12-hour shift. Kind of concerned about the power indicator light as it illuminates me during night operations.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Dream Ho Body Cam ($22.99)
This portable wireless camera and camcorder can be body-worn. The unit features most modern WiFi Technology and supports Android and Apple devices. It supports 32GB memory card and can work 24 hours continuously for recording. It has a rechargeable battery and features real-time video recording and built-in microphone. The package comes with
- 1 x Camera
- 3 x Bracket
- 1 x Neck Strap
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Silicon Protect film
- 1 x Micro SD card reader
5. R-Tech Body Cam ($189.99)
This 1080P infrared night vision body camera has a 32GB built-in memory and wide-angle view for recording every detail. The long battery life can record up to 6.5 hours on a single charge at 480 P resolution. It has an integrated 850 nm high-intensity dual infrared LED. The LCD allows you to review videos, photos or audio recordings in the field.
“Purchasing experience was simple and to the point. So far I have used this camera for about a month in half. Video recording is good; I am amazed at how good the cameras ability to capture video at night. I have used it in the rain without any problems. Will update the review if any issues arise, so far it has been a great camera for the price.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Transcend Body Cam ($124.99)
This 32GB body clip-on camera has infrared LEDs for low-light conditions and a 360-degree rotating holster. It is waterproof and shock-resistant. It supports 832 GB memory card and is an ideal companion for police officers, security guards, and other professionals. It has a wide 160-degree viewing angle and the high-definition recordings ensure that the relevant details are clearly recorded.
“So far so good…. This body cam is indeed ideal for law enforcement and first responders: the inferred works perfect under low light and nearly dark conditions. The camera transitions from light to dark profoundly perfect; I used it over the weekend to capture my confrontations with civilians, and it met every expectation and great audio and picture capturing. Will by for my team” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Conbrov Body Cam ($59.99)
This spy data camcorder records audio and video for maximum 5 hours on a single charge. This unit is wearable and supports 32GB micro-SD card. It has a wide-angle view of 75 degrees and provides date and time stamp on the recording.
“This camera has great quality for the money. I would highly recommend it. The only problem is that is difficult to aim. Mine shoots high, and I have to pad the top of it to aim it lower. Still, for the money, I don’t think you can beat it.
The picture is a little misleading. I don’t look like it would work as a hidden camera but when you put it in your breast pocket, only the top part shows and it just looks like a pen. There is a flashing light when it records, but it is on the side of the camera that points toward your body and is not visible to anyone while it is in your pocket.
The only downside is that downloading the files is quite slow but, again, for the price, you can’t go wrong.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Veho Body Cam ($114.99)
The mini hands-free action camera has a 4GB memory and features 5 MP camera. It has a resolution up to 1920 x 1080 at 30fps and 170-degree wide-angle lens to capture the video continuously. The internal rechargeable Li-ion battery supports 4 hours recording. You can mount it with a clip and or use a tripod or monopod for the mount.
“I use this while riding my motorcycle to record other drivers and to protect myself legally. At 1080p the recording detail is good enough to make out the speed gradients on my analogue speedometer, and I can even see the small specs of rust on my steering column. I know every little detail of the asphalt, make out the faces of passing pedestrians, read mailbox numbers (if moving slowly enough) and license plates of cars when at a stop. The view angle is wide enough to record my instrument panel, my hands on the handlebars and my wrists (in comparison I have tried other mini cameras and the video recordings are only wide enough to get the windshield area). There is a time & date stamp setting that superimposes over the video, which makes an excellent legal reference. The 720p modes and lower aren’t good enough to catch small details like license plate #’s so I don’t even use them. In conclusion, I feel confident using this camera and will update my review if I encounter any problems with it. It has met my expectations and exceeded them for a small pocket camera. Five stars.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Veho Body Cam ($46.19)
This body-mounted micro spy camera module is helpful for security surveillance and noise activation. The unit comes with a 4 GB micro-SD card and a USB cable. It has a spring mounting body clip, neck chain, and a carrying pouch. You can start and stop recording using voice activation. It also has a permanent date and time stamp for evidence. It includes a rechargeable battery for up to 90 minutes of continuous operation.
“Purchased one of these and promptly rigged it up on the tie down mount of an RV8 aircraft and flew it thru barrel rolls, and high speed (200mph+) passes at the airport. The camera did an excellent job, only a slight pause for some unexplainable, reason (tiny). Handled the lighting variables in good shape. Good for the cost, and this is coming from a retired USAF Motion Picture Cameraman who has done several kinds of these applications on higher speed aircraft.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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